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Can anyone identify....?

Postby seoirse » Tue May 18, 2010 1:41 pm

Hi Folks

I'm a new member and I hope that someone can may be able to identify the seaplane in the image.

Briefly, when my father died in 1962, he left a collection of paintings and drawings, probably about 80 in all; more than half of the paintings/drawings feature aircraft, the remainder other wartime subjects. Although most of the aircraft are easily identifiable - or indeed captioned, there is one that I just cannot identify. It's probably the least cared for of all of them, having been scribbled on by me or my brother and found lying and open gathering dust in the attic of my old family home. I'm quite sure that it's a WW1 seaplane - maybe a prototype? And to be honest - I don't recognise the other plane either, so I hope you don't mind my pushing my luck and asking if anyone recognised that too?

I'm hoping to use all the illustrations in a book which I'm currently writing, so if anyone can throw any light on it, I would be most grateful. Thank you.



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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby dogsbody » Tue May 18, 2010 8:37 pm

Looks to be based on the Levasseur PL 201.

Link: http://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.p ... 5&MOTCLEF=
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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby TASSE » Wed May 19, 2010 1:03 am

Quite correct Chris but i cant identify the other one.

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby seoirse » Wed May 19, 2010 1:22 pm

Thank you dogsbody and tasse you've solved the problem and thanks too for the link to the photograph. Having now got a name, a search on Google revealed another photograph, this time of a model on a French aircraft modelling forum at http://fighters.forumactif.com/annonces ... t29591.htm Hopefully I'll find out what the other plane is eventually - the Great War Forum would seem to be a good place to start I guess.


Again thank you for your input it's been a great help....George
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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu May 20, 2010 12:42 am

George, since the PL 201 dates from 1935 I don't think the Great War site would be the correct one.
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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby seoirse » Thu May 20, 2010 10:05 pm

I never thought of that - I'll take a look for a "'tween the wars - aviation" site...Thanks Widgeon

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby TASSE » Fri May 21, 2010 3:03 pm

Try <www.wingsofpeace.net>

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby seoirse » Tue May 25, 2010 10:13 pm

Thank you Tasse I'll take a look at Wings of Peace -and will keep on looking, I'm sure someone, somewhere has the answer....George
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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby TASSE » Tue May 25, 2010 11:37 pm

I think thats its meant to be a Polish PZL. PIIc. or may be a figment of the artists imagination.

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Re: Can anyone identify....?

Postby dogsbody » Wed May 26, 2010 4:30 am

TASSE wrote:I think thats its meant to be a Polish PZL. PIIc. or may be a figment of the artists imagination.

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Not necessarily, Roy. The gull wing was quite en vogue during the 1930's, with the PZL's being the most numerous. Here's a French example.

http://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.p ... 6&MOTCLEF=
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